Sylvia DIckey Smith will be conducting a creative writing class starting March 22 from Noon until 2 PM and continuing for four Saturdays. The class will be held at the Garland County Library and is open to anyone interested in learning / honing creative writing techniques.
Cost for the class is $20. You must contact the library to register. As with other classes offered at the library, class enrollment may be limited, so don't wait to register if you are interested.
We are excited to have Patricia Oplinger of Cherokee Village, AR, as our guest speaker at the VWC's March 24th monthly meeting.
Pat holds degrees in music, English literature, elementary education, and administration from West Chester and Scranton Universities in Pennsylvania . Oplinger’s award-winning essays, memoir, stories, columns, and travel and humor articles have appeared in newspapers, literary magazines, anthologies and online.
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Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Arkansas Writers' Conference on June 6-7 at Pulaski Technical College South Campus in Little Rock. Keynote Speaker will be Carla Kilough McClafferty.
Discounts on early bird registrations must be postmarked on/before April 18, 2014
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This message was sent to us from Sara Gipson. If you are interested, please contact her directly.
I am looking for Arkansas published writers that write cookbooks and/or includes recipes as a part of their stories to serve on a 2014 AWC panel. Please let me know if anyone in your writing groups fits and is interested in participating in 2014 AWC in this way. This panel discussion is scheduled for 3:30-4:30 on Friday, June 6, 2014. Since AWC is an educational conference we encourage this panel to share their experience on how to seamlessly incorporate food recipes into a story plot or describe how to produce a unique cookbook by including creative elements and only use exerts form personal works as illustrations for presented points.
This year AWC will be celebrating its 70th anniversary and will be located at Pulaski Technical College South Campus in the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Institute on Friday, June 6- Saturday, June 7. Programs are planned from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. both days. Carla McClafferty is the Keynote speaker and will make a different presentation on each day. Please encourage writers and poets in your area to attend.
Thank you very much for your assistance and consideration,
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The Spots Magazine has been re-designed and will have lifestyle articles from all over our region, not just Hot Springs. To find out more information contact Marisa Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Springs is a newspaper-type periodical that is widely distributed in Hot Springs and made available to all tourists. The editors would like to have a section devoted to the Village. To ask questions or to submit announcements and articles contact JoAnne Mangione at email@example.com Deadline for submissions is the 15th of each month.
You might want to attend some of these fine writing conferences scheduled to be held in Arkansas and neighboring states.
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2/24/14: Brad Mooy, Arkansas Literary Festival
3/24/14: Pat Oplinger, Poetry
4/28/14: Practice for L'Audible Art
May: L'Audible Art
June: Wrap Up
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"What an astonishing thing a book is. It is a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts, on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person. [...] Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. Books are proof that humans are capable of working magic." -- Carl Sagan
A lInk to Jo Carroll's blog www.electrictracks.blogspot.com has been added to our website Check it out along with the blogs of other members of the village writers club on the Links page in the navigation bar above.
We hope that you will visit the website often to discover new and interesting information.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. -- Anonymous
I’m writing my next book under a pseudonym. It will be Mark Twain’s best young adult romance. -- Benson Bruno
The Critique meets at the Chamber of Commerce (West Gate) on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 2 PM.
Material for the critique is usually 2,000 words or less, emailed in .pdf format to all members of the group by the end of the week before the meeting.
Critiques are intended to be constructive and helpful, always focused on the work, not the writer. Copy editing/formatting aid is usually done beforehand on the material and brought to the meeting, but not discussed in any detail.
Oral critique usually concerns plot, characterization, reader interest, etc.
A list of critique group members is not currently available for posting.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. -- Samuel Johnson
There are just three rules for writing -- but nobody knows what they are. -- Somerset Maugham
Cut out all the exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald